Dr. William Jacob Knox Jr.
- Dr. Knox attended Harvard University as an undergraduate earning his B.A. in chemistry in 1925.
- From 1925-1928 Dr. Knox taught at Johnson C. Smith College in North Carolina.
- He earned his Masters and Ph.D. at MIT, in 1929, and 1935.
- After earning his Ph.D. he taught at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College and became the Head of the Department of Chemistry at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama.
- Dr. Knox was a research associate and section leader for the corrosion section of Columbia University's nuclear research team.
- Dr. Knox was the only African American supervisor in the Manhattan Project.
- Dr. Knox went on to work for Eastman Kodak after the war, where he received 21 patents in 25 years.
- Dr. Knox was a civil rights activist for housing equality in Rochester, New York until the 1960s.